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Originally Posted by joemangi View Post

For a portable up to $500. for a destop i would go to $1000

The list of headphone amps Songmic mentioned contained some below 1000 and some below 1500 if you are willing to push your budget.
post #4217 of 7949
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Originally Posted by joemangi View Post

For a portable up to $500. for a destop i would go to $1000

 

What other headphones do you plan on using with this amp? What sonic characteristics are most important to you? Do you have a DAC? 

 

If you are looking for something you can carry around and use at home, there are also a few questions you need to answer. What is your source for portable use? Do you mind carrying around a brick (bulky stack consisting of source, dac, amp - somehow attached together). Just throwing out some portable solutions that you might be interested in: Apex Glacier, Pico Power, ALO Rx MK3B, Just Audio uHA/AHA-120. All of these amps can be had for under 500 used, some new, and some are a bit more expensive new.

 

I've said this before in this thread, but I'll say it again. Using these for portable use, is not the best idea. They are somewhat fragile and are way too pricey to chance damaging, or being stolen. Obviously, if you plan to travel with them, listening exclusively in a hotel room etc, that would be a different scenario. 

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For $1000, I highly enjoyed the Woo Audio WA7. It brought more texture & wholesome imaging sound than the HP-A8 itself.

For portables, I've liked the Rx Mk3 for some time but more recently been experimenting with the Ortofon MHd-Q7, Apex Glacier, & JDS Labs C5 (which I've been enjoying quite a bit).
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Sorry been really busy prepping for my NY trip and finishing finals. 

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Custom cabled by whom/which company?

First of just let me say that a lot of this is for looks. Yes for the quality and ease of use later for the Statement setup, but I plan on having these for a very long time so I want to add a nice custom touch the them. I will be getting a silk Q-Cable in black with "tracers" of red in the black. I my be sending it to Brian over at BTG Audio to do dangles with the extra wire and have them set up for audeze plugs. That way I have them matching the headphone, and a cable that will work on my LCD2s.

 

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What is schiit "you know what"?

Statement Amp / Dac which I hope will be out sometime this year ^_^ *crosses fingers*

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Sorry guys probably already been asked but any good portable amplifiers that resonate well with these headphones?

 

Too bad you just missed out on the preorder period for the CEntrance HiFi-M8.

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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

I've said this before in this thread, but I'll say it again. Using these for portable use, is not the best idea. They are somewhat fragile and are way too pricey to chance damaging, or being stolen. Obviously, if you plan to travel with them, listening exclusively in a hotel room etc, that would be a different scenario. 

 

Been checking out travel cases for the TH900, such as Pelican, SKB, etc., and I think the best fit dimensionally is the Nanuk 915.  I plan on using the foam insert block from the box that the TH900 came in, and with a wee bit of shaving on the sides (~1/8"), should fit right in.


Edited by jacal01 - 5/5/13 at 4:32pm
post #4222 of 7949
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Been checking out travel cases for the TH900, such as Pelican, SKB, etc., and I think the best fit dimensionally is the Nanuk 915.  I plan on using the foam insert block from the box that the TH900 came in, and with a wee bit of shaving on the sides, should fit right in.

 

Good find, looks like a very good fit indeed with the right amount of durability.

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Yes, and with the TH900 foam insert block height of just 3-1/4", and a 915 case interior depth of 6-3/16", it looks like I just might be able to include an additional foam layer to accommodate my HiFi-M8 DAC/amp, charger, cables, etc. 

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Yes, and with the TH900 foam insert block height of just 3-1/4", and a 915 case interior depth of 6-3/16", it looks like I just might be able to include an additional foam layer to accommodate my HiFi-M8 DAC/amp, charger, cables, etc. 
I use the Pelican 1400 :-

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595683/fostex-th900-impressions-discussion-thread/1700_20#post_8656701

It's a little larger than needed cos it could also hold my Stax SR-009.
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My initial impressions is that I like Denon AH-D7000 more than Fostex TH-900. Bought TH-900 used, so it's burned in. It has deeper bass than D7k, but the midbass impact is stronger with D7000. Furthermore, the highs of TH-900 is more piercing than that of the D7k's. There is more detail with TH-900.

 

These impressions are prone to change.

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My initial impressions is that I like Denon AH-D7000 more than Fostex TH-900. Bought TH-900 used, so it's burned in. It has deeper bass than D7k, but the midbass impact is stronger with D7000. Furthermore, the highs of TH-900 is more piercing than that of the D7k's. There is more detail with TH-900.

 

These impressions are prone to change.

 

Hmm... what are you running your TH-900's with? 

 

Edit: My comment was irrelevant, everyone hears different. Although I'm still curious about the treble. I found the treble to much smoother, and crisp. No signs of the hot treble that I experienced with the D7000. Are you D7000's modded or stock?


Edited by Greed - 5/5/13 at 8:30pm
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Hmm... what are you running your TH-900's with? 

 

Edit: My comment was irrelevant, everyone hears different. Although I'm still curious about the treble. I found the treble to much smoother, and crisp. No signs of the hot treble that I experienced with the D7000. Are you D7000's modded or stock?


Yes... I would never, ever consider the TH900s piercing. Norway, do you like bright sound signatures? The TH900 is definitely not bright in my opinion, but you may need to get used to the increase in detail retrieval it offers over the D7ks.


Edited by dukeskd - 5/5/13 at 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

 

Hmm... what are you running your TH-900's with? 

 

Edit: My comment was irrelevant, everyone hears different. Although I'm still curious about the treble. I found the treble to much smoother, and crisp. No signs of the hot treble that I experienced with the D7000. Are you D7000's modded or stock?

 

English is not my native tongue, so sometimes I make bad choices of words. Piercing is not the correct word here, but I would definitely call it brighter sounding. I have had very little time with them, hence why I say the impressions are prone to change.

 

I have Woo Audio WA6-SE, WA2 + a pile of tubes for both (any recommendations for TH-900 and tubes for those would be appreciated), furthermore I've got AURALiC TAURUS and ASUS Xonar Essence One + ST sound card. I have only tried TH-900 with TAURUS and WA2 up until this point.

 

Which amp(s) do you like?

 

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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


Yes... I would never, ever consider the TH900s piercing. Norway, do you like bright sound signatures? The TH900 is definitely not bright in my opinion, but you may need to get used to the increase in detail retrieval it offers over the D7ks.

 

You may be right about adjustments with respect to the increase in detail. It may also be that I've been spending a lot of time with LCD-3 recently, and that ears and brain needs to adjust from those which are dark sounding.

 

 

Edit: D7k's are stock and the latest revision.


Edited by Norway - 5/5/13 at 10:00pm
post #4229 of 7949
Sorry for being completely off topic frm the previous posts. Anybody has good experience with amp Dac combo that are good with the th-900 (separated or integrated) below 500 usd.

Sound sig looking for is anything but bright.

So far, the brands I have seen popping out are not available here locally. Any recommendations?
post #4230 of 7949
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You may be right about adjustments with respect to the increase in detail. It may also be that I've been spending a lot of time with LCD-3 recently, and that ears and brain needs to adjust from those which are dark sounding.

Yeah absolutely, for me my brain didn't take long, but still needed to adjust, my very initial impressions was I just blow money out the window. where others like the TH900s right from the get-go

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